In a busy weekend for us at Turtledroppings, we haven’t had much time to discuss the the weekends activities. First of all let’s just go ahead and get it over with and discuss the football team.
I don’t have much to say. Honestly, it was about as expected. Though I was holding out hope that this would be a week where everything came together, even with Jamar Robinson getting his first start. It obviously didn’t happen, and the Terps fell to 2-8. The Terps fell down early, and never got the offense going, as the only touchdown was a fumble recovery in the end zone. The Hokies did go on to 36-9. In his debut, Robinson rushed 24 times for 129 yards and passed for 104 yards hitting on 12 of 32 attempts.
In order for the Terps to avoid a 10 loss season they will have to win at Florida State on Saturday (12:00 on Raycom Sports) or win at home vs. Boston College (ESPN U at 3:30). Here’s to hoping.
Now onto the main subject of this post. The Terps Basketball team did win against Charleston Southern by a score of 89-51. Though Grievis Vasquez did struggle from the field (3-14, 9 pts), he did pace the team with 13 assists, and added 4 steals and 5 rebounds. Landon Milbourne had a solid night on 7 of 10 shooting and finished with 16 points. Sean Mosley added 15 points.
Jordan Williams got the start over James Padgett in the season opener, and both players showed they can play. The key will be getting solid performances night in and night out. Williams scored 12 points and had 9 rebounds, while Padgett added 10 and 8. The scoring is great, but I was really excited about the rebounding. You would have to think if they can continue to rebound like this (albeit against a smaller team) or at least close to this, the Terps are going to be tough down low. The threat of any kind of inside offense is going to help everyone else on the court.
With the win, the Terps found their way into the AP top 25 this week. Of course it is only at number 25, but the fact that they are ranked puts their score on the tickers and on sports highlight shows, and that is a huge thing for recruits to see on a regular basis. Up next tomorrow is Fairfield at 8 PM on Comcast Sportsnet. I am going to try and do a preview of that tonight or tomorrow morning so check back for that.